Celebrate 25 years with these wonderful events:

October 1 - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 25th Anniversary Celebration - Join us for a special presentaitonand exhibit as we celebrate the McDowell Sonoran Preserve's 25th Anniversary. Location: Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

October 1 - 5:00 p.m. "City Council Meeting & Preserve Month Kickoff - Celebrate the
Pioneers of the Preserve and help us kickoff Preserve month. " Location: City Hall Kiva

October 1 - 5:30 p.m. Lecture - Location: The Desert Ecology of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Mustang Library

October 3 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Preserve Commision Meeting Location: Florence Ely Nelson Community Center

October 5 - 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime - Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities. Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Library

October 12 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lecture - Early History of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Arabian Library

October 13 - 6:30 a.m. "Tour de Scottsdale - The 16th annual 30/70 mile bike ride kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch. " Location: DC Ranch Marketplace, Southeast corner of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale

October 18 - 9:00 a.m Fraesfield & Granite Mountain Trailhead Dedication Location: Frasefiled Trailhead

October 19 - 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. "Family Storytime - Listen to stories and participate in finger plays, music and rhyming activities. " Location: Appaloosa Library

October 20 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. "Family Sonoran Sunday: 10 Hiking Essentials. Bring the whole family to learn the 10 essientails to hiking. " Location: Gateway Trailhead

October 21 - 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator John Loleit. Discuss various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert. " Location: Fraesfield Trailhead

October 22 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Lecture - History of the Preserve and Conservancy Location: Mustang Library

October 26 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lecture - The Modern History of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Location: Rio Verde Library

October 26 - 9:00 a.m. "Trailside Naturalist - Spooktacular: Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to explore the remarkable plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. " Location: Gateway Trailhead

October 29 - 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. "Stoneman Road Educational Bike Ride Learn the history of the old military road while enjoying and intermediate bike ride through the Preserve. " Location: Fraesfield Trailhead

7729 East Greenway Rd., Ste. 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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